In celebration of Black History Month, Aging Partners invites senior citizens and the public to "Wild Women of the Harlem Renaissance," a dinner and musical performance featuring Annette Murrell (aka Dr Diva). The event is Thursday, February 8 at the Cotner Center Condominium, 1540 N. Cotner Blvd. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m., and the show starts at 6:30 p.m.
There is a $10 suggested meal contribution for those age 60 and over, and a $10 fee for those under age 60. The menu includes chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans and apple crisp. Show-only admission is available for all ages for $5. Roundtrip in-town transportation to the event is available for those age 60 and over for a suggested contribution of $4. Meal, show and transportation reservations are required by calling 402-441-7158 by February 6.
The performance will pay tribute to multi-talented jazz and blues artists who dominated the Harlem music scene during the 1920s, such as Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Adelaide Hall and Ethel Waters. Murrell is a singer, actress and writer, recipient of the 2015 Mayor's Legacy of the Arts Award and weekend morning host for NET Radio.